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An essential tool, the shovel can quickly make the task very unpleasant if it is not well suited. There are a multitude of shovels and the price is often the deciding factor when buying. Unfortunately, 9 times out of 10 the tool turns out to be unsuitable. Here are some tips to guide you in your choice. Find more articles on the theme: Quotation of outdoor and garden work
Types of excavators according to the work to be carried out
The more important the work, the more the capacity of the shovel is too. If you need to dig, it's best to choose a large capacity, fairly light excavator. The steel models with carbon handle are quite light and perfect for this exercise. On the other hand, for small gardening works for example, the beveled or square shovel will do the trick very well. Always choose the weight according to your strength. Regarding large earthworks for example, opting for a classic round steel shovel seems to be a good compromise. Robust and handy, it will adapt according to your tasks.
Your physical criteria
By being loaded, the shovel can easily double or even triple its weight. It is therefore essential to choose a tool with which you already feel comfortable when empty. In addition, depending on your size, know that there are several sleeve lengths, to allow better handling and thus, better distribute the weight when you handle it. Keep in mind that depending on the task, you must be able to operate the shovel several times, sometimes from one place to another, without suffering martyrdom on each trip.
The other decisive criteria
If the type of work to be done and your build are essential in choosing a shovel, it is certain that the price is also important. Depending on the brand, it is possible to find shovels at 10 euros but also at 50 euros. Depending on the use you will make, opt for a fairly robust shovel or on the contrary "leisure", but always in the mid-range (unless the use will be ephemeral). However, if you do not want to spend too much time using your shovel, or make too much effort, know that there are mechanical and motorized shovels, if the surface to be worked is very large.